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Non parlare con la bocca piena
Author: Chiara Francini
Publisher: Rizzoli
ISBN: 8858689348
Pages: 288
Year: 2017-04-27
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Bello sapere che si può tornare. Che a ogni passo falso, nella vita, i genitori sono pronti a riabbracciarti con un calore che gli anni non hanno mai attutito né tanto meno spento. Per Chiara, questo calore profuma di caffè e canta sulle note della Vedova allegra. Perché i suoi genitori sono così, loro che l'hanno tirata su in amorosa allegria, le hanno costruito attorno un mondo da fiaba e hanno trattato la vita come una partita a tombola a Natale: leggera. Chiara ha appena lasciato Federico, il loro nido e i gatti. Il suo essere una donna fallica le ha impedito di portare avanti pure questa storia. E sì che stavolta si era impegnata. Ora il dolore le morde il cuore. Anche le donne come lei soffrono. Ma niente, non ce la fa, ed eccola a suonare il citofono a papà, a trascinarsi su per le scale i due trolley, ad addolcire la vita masticando Galatine per consolarsi un po'. Come le hanno insegnato fin da piccola. Meno male che, a casa dei suoi, Chiara ritrova tutto com'era, la cameretta rosa da principessa, l'albero di Natale acceso a ogni stagione, le riviste anni Novanta, gli amici di famiglia chiassosi e colorati. E naturalmente la matura armonia d'amore fra i suoi genitori. Un amore che ha superato tante prove, un amore coraggioso e per nulla convenzionale, un amore disinteressato e forte che ha sconfitto i pregiudizi, spesso con il fendente di una risata. Ma anche un amore buffo e capace di curare le ferite della vita (pure quelle che non si rimarginano perfettamente e lasciano la cicatrice). Una vera scuola d'amore, da cui Chiara avrà ancora molto da imparare. Commedia sentimentale e romanzo di formazione, Non parlare con la bocca piena è una storia sospesa tra ironia ed emozioni. Scritto con una penna fulminante, originalissima, qua e là impertinente, fa ridere grazie a un'irresistibile galleria di personaggi e, allo stesso tempo, commuove parlando con saggezza di amore e amicizia, tolleranza e (non sempre) lieto fine.
There Goes the Bride
Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312373228
Pages: 304
Year: 2010-08-31
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Despite her interest in a handsome new Frenchman, Agatha Raisin cannot get her mind off her ex-husband James Lacey, especially when his young bride is killed right before saying "I do" and Agatha becomes the prime suspect, leading her to enlist the help of her sidekick Toni to solve the tricky case. From the author of A Spoonful of Poison. Reprint.
As I Lay Dying
Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307792161
Pages: 288
Year: 2011-05-18
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“I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall.” —William Faulkner on As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying is Faulkner’s harrowing account of the Bundren family’s odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Narrated in turn by each of the family members—including Addie herself—as well as others the novel ranges in mood, from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. Considered one of the most influential novels in American fiction in structure, style, and drama, As I Lay Dying is a true 20th-century classic. This edition reproduces the corrected text of As I Lay Dying as established in 1985 by Noel Polk.
Searching for Grace Kelly
Author: Michael Callahan
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0544313569
Pages: 288
Year: 2015-01-27
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This novel of three young workingwomen in 1950s Manhattan is “a delight” (People). For a small-town girl with big-city dreams, there is no address more glamorous than New York’s Barbizon Hotel. Laura, a patrician beauty from Smith, arrives to work at Mademoiselle for the summer. Her hopelessly romantic roommate, Dolly, comes from a working-class upstate town to attend secretarial school. And Vivian, a brash British bombshell with a disregard for the hotel’s rules, rounds out the trio of friends. Together, the girls embark on a journey of discovery that will take them from the penthouse apartments of Park Avenue to the Beat scene of Greenwich Village to Atlantic City’s Steel Pier—and into the arms of very different men who will alter their lives forever. “You’ll rip through this novel, inspired by Grace Kelly’s pre-princess Barbizon stay.” —Marie Claire “A gem of a story.” —Laura Moriarty, author of The Chaperone “Pour yourself a highball and settle in . . . a fun, frothy romp through time.” —Manhattan “[A] deliciously stylish, retro first novel . . . A fast-moving, heartwrenching tale of romance and tragedy in a time of tyrannically sexist social conventions.” —Booklist “The New York of the 1950s shines through Callahan’s pages. His characters’ breathless excitement with their new lives pulls you into that time and place, and his deft plotting holds you there.” —The New York Times Book Review


Author: Luther Blissett
Publisher: William Heinemann
Pages: 635
Year: 2003-07-22
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A bestseller across Europe this international phenomenon is an ambitious, dynamic and intelligent historical novel written by four young Italian men. Set in the time of tremendous religious and political upheaval caused by the Reformation in Europe,Qbegins with Luther nailing his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg cathedral -- a historical flash point which would completely disrupt European society. The novel traces the adventures and conflicts of two central characters as they travel across Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. One is an Anabaptist, a member of the most radical Protestant sect. These are the anarchists of the Reformation who revolted against Catholicism and the emerging Reformation church. The other is a Catholic spy and informer. Like the leaders of religious reform, the book’s authors break with tradition -- seeking anonymity behind the pseudonym Luther Blissett. They have successfully created a world of intrigue, violence and intense political and religious passion. A phenomenal bestseller in Italy and Holland –Qis now being translated into eight languages. When it was first published anonymously in Italy, it was widely rumoured to be the work of Umberto Eco.
Fight Club: A Novel
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393066398
Pages: 224
Year: 2005-10-17
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The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist in this, his first book. Fight Club’s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basement of bars. There, two men fight "as long as they have to." This is a gloriously original work that exposes the darkness at the core of our modern world.
Amorous Fiametta
Author: Giovanni Boccaccio
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434475700
Pages: 384
Year: 2008-10
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Perspectives on Negation and Polarity Items
Author: Jack Hoeksema, Hotze Rullmann, Víctor Sánchez-Valencia, Ton van der Wouden
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027299161
Pages: 368
Year: 2001-05-17
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Perspectives on Negation and Polarity Items contains a selection of papers on the semantics, acquisition and licensing behavior of negation. Negation, being one of the prevalent features of any human language, has many facets of interest to linguists, psychologists and philosophers alike. In recent years, much attention has been paid to the complicated distributional patterns of polarity items. Many of the contributions in this volume are devoted to the study of one or more of these items in langages such as English (Laurence Horn, Anita Mittwoch, Chris Kennedy), Dutch (Jack Hoeksema and Hotze Rullmann, Henny Klein, Gertjan Postma), German (Gabriel Falkenberg), Hindi (Utpal Lahiri) and Greek (Anastasia Giannakidou). In addition, some general issues surrounding negation are addressed, such as the characterization of the notion “strength of negation” (Jay Atlas), the problem of NEG-raising (Lucia Tovena), the interaction of negation and modality (Johan van der Auwera) and the acquisition of negation (Kenneth Drozd).
Train to Budapest
Author: Dacia Maraini
Publisher: Arcadia Books Limited
ISBN: 1906413576
Pages: 342
Year: 2010
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1956: Amara, a young Italian journalist, is sent to report on the growing political divide between East and West in post-war central Europe. She also has a more personal mission: to find out what happened to Emanuele, her childhood friend and soulmate from pre-war Florence. Emanuele and his family were Jews transported by the Nazis from wartime Vienna. So she visits the Holocaust museum at Auschwitz, and Budapest, where she is caught up in the tumultuous events of the October rising against the Soviet Union. Along the way she meets many other survivors, each with their own story to tell. But did Emanuele survive the war or, like so many other Viennese Jews, did he die in Auschwitz or a ghetto in Poland?
The Sound of the World by Heart
Author: Giacomo Bevilacqua
Publisher: Lion Forge
ISBN: 1941302386
Pages: 192
Year: 2017-07-11
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An experiment in social isolation turns into a journey of self-discovery as a photojournalist commits to chronicle 60 days in New York city without talking to a single person. More than just an exercise in observation and self-control, he's hoping to forget a troubled past and mend a broken heart. But the city has a sneaky way of throwing the best laid plans and noble efforts to waste revealing secrets that lie right in front of him. All he has to do is open his eyes ... A touching, vividly illustrated journey through contemporary modern New York, exploring what it takes to find yourself- and maybe your soulmate - in the middle of a crowded, bustling modern world.
Death Descends on Saturn Villa
Author: M. R. C. Kasasian
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
ISBN: 1410490866
Pages: 674
Year: 2016-07-06
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The new mystery novel in the evocative Victorian crime series starring the charming March Middleton and the most curmudgeonly private detective in London, Sidney Grice.
The Burial Hour
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455536393
Pages: 448
Year: 2017-04-11
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DANGEROUSLY GOOD. DISTINCTIVELY DEAVER. Forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme is back with his most harrowing case yet in this newest installment of Jeffrey Deaver's New York Times bestselling series. A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman's noose left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl, the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Soon the case takes a stranger turn: a recording surfaces of the victim being slowly hanged, his desperate gasps the backdrop to an eerie piece of music. The video is marked as the work of The Composer... Despite their best efforts, the suspect gets away. So when a similar kidnapping occurs on a dusty road outside Naples, Italy, Rhyme and Sachs don't hesitate to rejoin the hunt. But the search is now a complex case of international cooperation--and not all those involved may be who they seem. Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game, with lives all across the globe hanging in the balance.
The Old and the Young
Author: Luigi Pirandello
Year: 1928
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A Brief Bible History : A Survey of the Old and New Testaments
Author: James Oscar Boyd, John Gresham Machen
Pages: 159
Year: 2013-08-23
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A Brief Bible History : A Survey of the Old and New Testaments That drama was a tragedy. It became a tragedy because of man's sin. The wonderful poem of creation in Gen., ch. 1, has for the refrain of its six stanzas, "God saw that it was good." Best of all was man, the last and highest of God's works—man, made in "his own image," after his likeness. On the sixth "day," when God made man, God said of his work, "Behold, it was very good." More than that: through the kindness of God man is put in a "garden," and is ordered to "dress it and to keep it." Ch. 2:15. Adam sees his superiority to the rest of the animal kingdom, over which he is given "dominion." He is thus prepared to appreciate the woman as a helpmeet for him, so that the unit of society may ever mean for him one man and one woman with their children. Adam is also warned against sin as having disobedience for its root and death as its result. All this prepares us to understand the temptation, the miserable fall of the woman and the man, their terror, shame, and punishment. Ch. 3. And we are not surprised to see the unfolding of sin in the life of their descendants, beginning with Cain's murder of Abel, and growing until God sweeps all away in a universal deluge. Chs. 4, 6.
A Perfect Life
Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0345530950
Pages: 368
Year: 2015-06-30
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A mother and daughter confront respective challenges, cope with celebrity and work through tragedy while maintaining an idyllic facade to the outside world, in an uplifting tale.

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